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bay, gulf
Kanji 1944

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Synopsis

Find out which Japanese bays are famous for mirages, a devastating typhoon, and pearls. Learn about 湾 versus 江 (bay). Discover how to say, “Our house overlooks the bay” and “We were granted the special privilege of fishing in this bay.” See why たられば conveys “what if” (as in, what if Pearl Harbor hadn’t happened). And learn how ginger, vegetarianism, and Portugal connect to Taiwan.

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Kanji PDF
Cover of essay 1944 on 湾 (bay, gulf), titled "Bay View"
Mini Profile
JOYO ON-YOMI
ワン
JOYO KUN-YOMI
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STROKES12
RADICAL氵 (85: water)
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HALPERN447/562
HENSHALL1944/2135
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